Thursday, January 07, 2010

Let's go to the Flea Market!

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I know most of you are freezing out there so reach your arm through that monitor in front of you and I'll pull you through and we can go to The Alameda Flea Market together...in the warm California sunshine! It's winter though so bring a lightweight jacket! Let's go....


I love these old windows below...
What a cute mermaid...



Oohhh...look at this... oh never mind they want $1,400 for that! Too much!
Marilyn's booth is always gorgeous...






I love this...

Look at the PJ bottoms made out of an old chenille bedspread...

and the banner made from hankies. She has an etsy shop too!
This booth is gorgeous and she's opening a new shop in Carmel, in a little old cottage! I'm going to look for her next time I go because she had some gorgeous things, maybe you should come too...

Look at this little girl's coat.... I love this!








I want this antique cradle! oh....it's already sold. Someone got a great deal at $125 for that!






Look at this old hairdryer, it has a coin-operated TV! It's out of an old salon in Hollywood...
Are you warmed up from all that walking? That was fun! You better jump back through that monitor now, we've been having some earthquakes here and even though they are small ones they are scary...even for a 49 year old that's lived her whole life in California!
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Not to dampen this fun day we've had but I need to take care of some business. It was brought to my attention a couple times about people stealing photos off my blog and using them on the Internet for different things. I have no problem at all if you save my photos on your computer for your own personal use but I do not want my photos used for anything else without my consent! I want to thank those of you that have contacted me when you see my photos out there. They've been spotted not only on U.S. websites but foreign ones as well! I've worked very hard at decorating my home and building my blog and it makes me really angry to see my photos used in free blog templates and other things! Thanks!

76 comments:

Betsy said...

I remember Tracey over at Notes From A Cottage Industry had a photo of a chair re-do stolen and the other woman claimed she did the re-do. That is the epitome of laziness and lying!

Elsie said...

Gee Cindy my arm hurts,guess it
was stretching it through that
monitor. Boy did I enjoy that flea
market. Gosh I'd just like to be
there for the sunshine.LOL. It is
going to be 20 degrees tonight and
15 degrees by Sunday,that's crazy.I
do live way down South.LOL. I loved
walking through the flea market,but
I wish I couldn't have bought something.LOL.Thanks anyway.:O)

hash1712 said...

There is snow and cold in Missouri so I wish I were there. Your pictures are really great, can't you watermark them? I've never gone to a flea market with such wonderful things. Love your Blog!

Anonymous said...

I love your flea markets out there!! We have loads of them here on the east coast, but I've never seen booths set up in such deliberately gorgeous ways as you have there! What great eye candy and ideas for all of us who love your blog. Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie said...

Hi Cindy,
Man-o-man, do I miss Bay Area shopping!!! (sigh)
Really enjoyed the virtual tour ~ thanks for sharing your day... which flea market was this?

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I'm snowed in and can't even leave the driveway. A flea mkt in the sunshine sounds like paradise right now!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Bonnie, It's the Alameda Flea Market. Thanks I meant to put that. I'll update the post!

Debbie said...

Oh how I LONG to be in California and the warm weather!! It is cold and snowy in the Atlanta, Georgia area today.
And California flea markets are the BEST!! "Flea Markets" here seem to only have junk - as in stuff no one would want!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for taking me shopping. I want one of those chandeliers, a birdcage I spotted, and etc., etc.
It will be in the single digits Fri. & Sat. nights here. Nut I am afraid of earthquakes also. I am sorry you are having problems. Can you contact the persons that did it. It seems others are having problems also. As bad as my photos are, I would hate to think someone would use them and take credit for my poor photograph skills. I did have to activate comment moderation before Christmas because of a problem. Hope you get it worked out.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

That is suppose to "But" I am afraid of earthquakes - not Nut. Geesh!

Claudia said...

Unfortunately, I hear of this kind of thing more and more. It is so unfair and dishonest.

Oh, I could do some damage at that flea market! Wow - everything is so beautiful - and you have sunny, warm weather. Sounds perfect!

xo
Claudia

Lavender Cottage said...

Well Cindy, that was the best flea market I've ever seen, thanks for sharing it. We have a year round indoor one not far from where I live in Ontario but it looks junky compared to what you have out there.
Another blog I visit had a real problem with not only photos, but whole posts being used elsewhere.
The reading I've done on this theft pretty much says it's not a matter of if, but when it will happen.

. said...

Hi cindy thank you for these lovely walk at the flea market
I live in Vancouver, Canada and its pretty cold right now.
take care
Erika

desiree said...

Cindy looks like you had a great time at the Alameda Antique Fair. Did you happen by Big Daddy's? I love his stuff, but it's a bit pricey. I'm going next month and can't wait.

On the photo thing...let me tell you it happens a lot more than you know! It amazes me how many times I've come across that....

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Wow wee, Now this is the place I would be going nuts, wanting it all. I already have seen somethings I wouldn't mind having. Places like this I can really get overwhelmed with so many beautiful treasures. I really enjoyed this post very much. I just can't wait for spring to go to my yard sales adventures.

Thanks for sharing-

rugcottage@blogspot.com said...

What a beautiful flea market... It made my day dreaming of your 70 degree weather. Here in Iowa we have blowing snow, schools closed and tomorrow the high is to be ZERO!! Blogging is better than therapy to survive our winters. I'm new to the blogging world. Hope you can check out my post. I'm a real newbie, but love all your inspirations..

Happy Sunshine,

Nancy

Wendy said...

What a wonderful flea market! Thanks you for taking us with you! We are expecting snow tomorrow, it's nice of you to share a little of the Ca sunshine :)

Carolyn said...

Wow! So many beautiful things.I loved going along with you.
I don't blame for being upset about people stealing your photos.
Hope the earthquakes stop!
Carolyn

Jane Marie said...

What fun! As we are buried in snow rught now, a sunny day at the flea market sounds very appealing.

Karen said...

Love your flea markets out in California. I've never seen such beautiful things down where I live... deep south Texas.
That is really amazing to me how people will steal photos. I've seen some people use that clear "autograph" on a photo which would discourage that. I have no clue as to how that is done, but it might be worth looking into.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

Ah, you gave me a little day in the sun! Your pics are beautiful and such an eyeful!
~Nancy

Rosie said...

Thanks for an afternoon in the warm sunshine! My dream is to truck all my mid-west cottage finds to the west coast and have a booth at the flea market!
rosie

Susan Wicker said...

Loved the trek through the flea market, Cindy, and I'd LOVE to go in person some day! You did a great job, as always, with the photos. Take care and have a great night! Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

Your weather sounds wonderful, but the earthquakes, not so much. We are having temps in the -40 deg. Celcius and Farenheit (That is where they meet, as you probably know.) with the wind chill factored in. I was out today and almost froze my nose.:) I love everything that you showed, especially the chandeliers. I want one!!! Hugs, Cindy S.

Olivia and Me said...

Ahh man.. you have one of the best flea markets around my dear! I'd be there every weekend!

I soo love the crystal and the lines.. be there for hours and hours.. and hours then I'd do lunch and come back for more!!!

Thank you for sharing these great shots!


with love,

~Olivia

licha20 said...

Where is the goodie that you bought ?! That's what I'm sooo anxiously waiting for!!! ;o)You said you would show us!!!! PLEEEAse
do it soon!lol Thank you for the great trip! I would have bought some things for sure!

KarenB said...

Looks like so much fun! I've seen a couple of those vendors at the Rose Bowl recently. I'm sure they hit all the good shows. I actually recognized a lamp that I had when I was a child. I think I gave it to Goodwill years ago and wish I wouldn't have!

Karen

Karin said...

Oh my goodness! How does one keep their sanity and resist the urge to rent a truck and fill it up with flea market treasures!!?? So many interesting and unique items. I love the pink quilt and the armoire with the lattice doors...

Gee said...

Hi Cindy,

My, wish I could be there one day to enjoy all the pretties you have shown us.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Regarding people using your photos:

Blogger (goggle) has actually a copyright policy, and if you report about a site that's hosted with blogger and has used your photos without consent, google will remove that content (and the blog if the person keeps stealing). There is a form you can submit.

Love those sea shell chalkboards. Do you remember the quote by Julia Child on the smaller one? I'd love to know. I check back here to see if you have the answer.

The Decorating Diaries said...

We just don't have flea markets like that here. I am so jealous. But thanks for taking me along so I can at least dream.

Janet

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Cindy,
Thanks for all these fantastic photos. I could use that French style bed loaded up with all the pillows, and the chandeliers, and ...I love old things.
Too bad about the photos, some people just can't play by the rules!
Have a great weekend and enjoy all that lovely weather. I'm a Florida girl living in Paris where we've been having some snow and very cold weather - I'm freezing!

carolineAlexander said...

I wish they had flea markets like that where I live. I would spend a small fortune there. Thanks for sharing now I am drooling.

Susan of Pink Portuguese Roses said...

Cindy,

When is the flea market? Is it every weekend? Again, I'm planning a trip and would love to visit there. Maybe find that tiered planter from the other day...LOL!

Susan

Gaia said...

Oh dear, i have a serious case of the gimme's! I want every thing i see! I'm going to be in San Diego next week...any suggestions??? xoxo

flowerlady464 said...

Can't exactly remember how I came across your blog but it has become a favorite stop.
This is the 3rd day we have not had school. It is cold and pouring the snow yet again. The sunshine looked wonderful! The flea market was beautiful.I could almost smell the lavender! California flea markets are so different than the ones around here.Have to really search for those special cottage style treasures.
Thanks for the tour..think I might have gotten a little sunburn on my nose.

The Tablescaper said...

Oh that was fun. Just wish I didn't have to do it through the monitor!

We're expecting snow tomorrow morning, but that's OK. It just makes my family huddle closer and it is beautiful.

Did you make any purchases?

Sorry to hear of the stealing problem.

- The Tablescaper

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

OMG Cindy I tried really hard to get thru this darn comp but it didn't work!! So much eye candy and so many things I wanted, I really need those pretty windows and I popped over and bought myself one of the hanky garlands!! They are so cute (; Thanks for the tour and it's probably good I wasn't there in person I would have spent way too much money!
Hugs~Kelly

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

I love the point always so many great things to see and also alot of junk...this Sunday is Sac swap meet are you going to it...I see Marilyn there all the time...sorry somone is stealing from you I had that happen to me once...Many blessings for a great year Cindy....hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Shabby Cottage Shoppe said...

What a fabulous flea market! I would love to go but I am about as far away from CA as one can get...all the way over on the east coast...darn! LOL! Looks like you had fun though!
Gail

My Casa Bella said...

It looked like a perfect beautiful day there. If only money were no object, live out the winters in southern CA and summers here in the NE....oh well, but thanks for the torture, I mean tour...LOL
Sorry about your photos being stolen. You're the second blogger I've come across recently that is having this problem. GRRRRRR!! I hope they forwarded the blogs of those bloggers stealing your ideas to you!!

DreamsInPink said...

Well that was totally heavenly!! Seriously, I miss CA and I miss the flee markets! I used to go to the Rose Bowl Flee market and the PCC Flee market regularly! I was totally dazzled by the chandeliers, all the shabby white stuff, oh it was TOO wonderful. Thank you for you beautifully inspirational post! Loved it! Elizabeth.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What a fantastic flea market!! I do wish the weather was so for one here but the high was only 20 and 0 is what it's shooting for ! I decided to hang out my laundry for some strange reason yesterday as it was so warm (40s) and sunny- 2 hours later this nasty front came in and my clothes froze - guess I need to check the weather report before hanging out clothes!

blessings
mary

Madeleine said...

What a great time I just had going with you on a shopping tour. Cindy have you ever had a meet and greet? Where you followers could meet up with you and go through your travels at the Flea Market in person?

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Madeleine, I'm thinking about doing that in the Spring!

violetlady said...

I have never seen such a great flea market -- everything looks like it is staged and displayed so beautifully. I am here in Delaware and good flea markets are few and far between - at least any that I know of. Thanks for sharing -- I saw several things that I would have wanted to buy!

Sherry @ No minimalist here said...

I am so jealous...People from California really know how to put on a flea market! I could take everything in your pictures home with me... ok, maybe not the hair dryer or the chicken but I could find a great spot for everything else.

MJ said...

That sure takes nerve to use your photos for their own use!! I hope you catch those that are doing that.

I love Alameda ... it's so fun to just walk around even if you don't buy anything.

Dixie said...

If I ever got to this Flea... I might not ever leave!

thanks so much for sharing the beauty of it all!

Linda Q said...

Wow, that was fun! Now why didn't I come home with anything? Oh yeah, couldn't fit them through the computer monitor. But saw plenty I liked; chandies!!!, those chairs with the black crown design on them, oh crum that iron baby bed ( I know you wanted it too) wow what a steal at $125 and several other things. But enjoyed looking alot!!
And I got the new Romantic Homes for Feb. today and there you were Cindy, now got to go read it all.
Linda

bellacasa said...

Seriously? I'd need a truck if I went to one of those Flea Market thingees. OMG...I'm drooling. I'd be dreaming of so much that I saw. How can you stand to go there? You must come home with an armful at least or is everthing over priced?

Thanks for sharing. Now I wish I lived in California!

Jan

Linda K. said...

Beautiful photos, those chandeliers are gorgeous. So many ideas out there. Thank you for sharing all of your gorgeous photos.

Linda

thefirstlady said...

Love the photos. What kind of camera are you using. What a great way to spend your time off. I need to hit the flea markets.

Cottage Rose said...

OH MY GOSH Cindy!! I am speechless,, so many things to look at an touch,, and buy... What a fun place to walk around,, oh I wish we had something like that here.... I could go crazy there,,,(if I had the money) lol. thanks for taking us,,,

Hugs;
Alaura

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love the french caned chairs and the bed right below. Gorgeous stuff...

GardenDesigner said...

oh my Gosh!!! I am so in love with it all! Every stinkin thing!
Thanks so so much for letting us take a walk with you!
seriously!
We have tons of snow up here in in Wisconsin, and This was just what I needed!
I really appreciate the links to the stores and your hard work with your blog too!

You are such a doll and an inspiration!

~Vanessa
http://RhinestoneContessa.com

Jeannine said...

Love all the chandeliers. I so want one. I'll have to make a road trip this spring. Thanks for sharing.

One Cheap B*tch said...

I wish I lived with you! I'd go there every day! I love the armoire and the lavender branches!

June said...

This would be a dream come true. Sunshine and a flea market. Thanks for taking us along.
hugs

Cindy Logan said...

Oh, I saw several things that I wanted!! And the sunshine felt so good on my face (especially since we are having -20 windchills here). When are we going again?

Poppylarity/Abby said...

Thanks Cindy for posting pics from my booth. They are fantastic and it was great to meet you! I wish I could walk around the show more. I love the chandeliers.

Laura said...

Wow what a wonderful flea market!! You have certainly inspired me to put on my walking shoes, grab my wallet, and head out to the next flea market I can find!

Have a wonderful New Year Cindy!

Gattina said...

That was very nice to have a visual walk through a flea market in California. I only know the once in Europe, lol !

maría cecilia said...

Cindy.... too, too much beauty in just one place... I feel restless!!!
Cariños,
Maria Cecilia

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my goodness........all of that deliciousness all in one place...........YUM!

Happy New Year!
Spencer

Anonymous said...

Cindy, I love this post and it makes me want to go back to Alameda. Couldn't make it this month but maybe February?

I was with you and Eddie in December.

I love your blog. Your photos are great. If I wasn't so busy with my day job I would link to show and tell. Maybe on my lunch break if I have time.

Jean in SF

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Wonderful photos!

Devon Ellington said...

I"m looking forward to the weather warming up in a couple of months, so I can enjoy some flea markets here in the northeast.

I'll probably have to visit a couple of my favorite vintage shops in the meantime, though.

There's something about "that special find" -- might not mean anything to anyone else, but it has special meaning for you.

Lisar said...

I want to come over and go shopping where you are.....I think I saw something I'd like to buy in every single one of your gorgeous photos....and what a shame about people stealing your images....it is seeming to happen more and more...

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

**FaBuLoUs Pics**... GREAT DISPLAYS/GROUPINGS... I was lucky enough to go to the Alameda Flea Market about 5 years ago(I'm from Wisconsin)... SWEETEST LITTLE TOWN - Quaint Homes!!! I still have all the things I purchased... YOUR BLOG inspires me!!! ThAnKs! Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Sarah said...

Cindy, thanks for the trip to the flea! I think I need to rent a UHaul.
Sorry to hear that your photos have been taken and misrepresented. We all know how much time and effort it takes to share a post of one's own. No one wants someone else to grab all that effort and run with it. Is there a solution?

DreamgirlLisa said...

What a great Flea Market you have there! I will have to check that out one of these days.
Sorry to hear people are doing that with your pictures, I've seen other bloggers put their name on each picture, you might consider doing that. I finally saw the article in Romantic Homes, it was so nice to see your cozy apartment and you too. What a wonderful keepsake for you and Lauren.

Sorsha said...

Beautiful blog, beautiful photos.... Mayby you should put watermark on your photos?

Marga said...

Hi Cindy,
I understand your concern about people stealing your pictures and claiming them as their own, I also take your pics at times, but ONLY for use as a screensaver, because they are so beautiful!! I love your home and the way you decorate everything!!

anything shabby chic said...

Hi Cindy,

What a beautiful flea market!! I just don't have those out in nj! i enjoyed the pics! Thannk you for such wonderful pics!! If you know of any flea markets in nj please let me know!

Dutchess said...

Oh I just love this blog. I go to it when I feel the need to be pampered. I must say that after looking at the photos of the flea market I want to go and I want to go now. You have the best stuff! Our flea markets have gone down hill unfortunately. Keep Shopping girlfriend......